Archives: Landlord and tenant – residential

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Resumption of possession claims – guidance

October 2020 | Landlord and tenant – residential

The Master of the Rolls has issued guidance following the resumption of possession cases from 21 September 2020. It refers to the guidance on prioritisation and the working group’s overall arrangements document. Practitioners should read both, but some of the key points arising are: No claim for possession should be re-started without careful efforts to …

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Ban on evictions – extended again

September 2020 | Landlord and tenant – residential

Literally hours before the ban on evictions of residential Ts was due to be lifted, the MHCLG confirmed that the stay on possession proceedings will now continue until 20 September 2020. The government also intends to give Ts greater protection from eviction over the winter by requiring Ls to provide Ts with six months’ notice …

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‘No DSS’ – unlawful

September 2020 | Landlord and tenant – residential

Ls and their advisers must take note of the recent case in which it was held to be unlawful to advertise a property for rent but to add terms such as ‘no DSS’ or ‘no housing benefits’ applicants need apply. A blanket ban on renting property to those on benefits amounted to indirect discrimination under …

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